Today I want to do kind of a quick review for you guys on the Sony KD60X690E. That’s their 60-inch version of their 4K Ultra HD smart LED TVs.
I should also mention too that I found a pretty good deal on it. And I’ll throw a link in the description below, so you guys can check that out.
So, this is part of Sony’s X690E series. It’s pretty much there… I don’t want to say, as the bottom of the end line, but it’s their most affordable model of their 4K LED series. But in my opinion, it’s the best bang for your buck, definitely because you get most of the features that the much more expensive ones have in the X900s and the X800s and stuff like that. But you don’t pay near the premium for those things.
Some people advertise that the other ones have better contrast ratios and stuff. But I’ll tell you, the contrast ratio on this is unbelievable. The blacks, the separation of colors is right on this set. If you’ve never had a 4K game before, you’ll be blown away the first time you watch Planet Earth II in 4K through your Netflix or something like that. It’s almost like you’re looking out a window at what’s going on. It’s that amazing.
It doesn’t have the Triluminos Display like some of the more expensive models do. But when I checked them out, and they beat them, I could not tell the difference between the two, to be honest. And you’re going to be saving literally, probably about $400-$500. It’s almost double the price to have that. And I couldn’t tell the difference in the panel, at all. And indeed the only other you’re giving up is it doesn’t work with Google Assistant. Out of the box. Now you can … That’s another thing too. It’s like, “Oh, it doesn’t work with Google Assistant.” Well, you can hook a Chromecast up to it for $30. And now you have Google Assistant on the television.
So, in my opinion, that’s not that big of a deal. It’s not built right into the television software. But it still has all your smart content, like your Netflix, and your Amazon, YouTube, Apple stuff. You name it … I’m sorry, not Apple. It doesn’t work with Apple. Nothing works with Apple unless you have an Apple TV.
But it has excellent software, and the menus are nice and sleek. And it’s responsive too, which is nice. There’s no lag in between the lists, things like that 4K panels have gotten so good in my opinion, that you don’t need to spend a fortune on them. There’s such a high resolution. And the way the contrast ratios are, even the worst TVs nowadays have ten times better contrast ratios than the best ones did five years ago.
So, if you’re upgrading, and like I said, I could not tell the difference between this one and the highest end XPR one that they had. So, save yourself the money, in my opinion. Try this one out. See what you think of it. I don’t think you’ll be disappointed. I know I wasn’t.